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All Steve Addazio wants is the next Tim Tebow at BC

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If there is one college football player that is most responsible for the elevation of Boston College head coach Steve Addazio, it has to be Tim Tebow. Now, as Addazio looks to build off a decent start at Boston College, the former Florida assistant coach is keeping a watchful eye out for the next Tim Tebow. Is that too much to ask?

“When I saw Tim Tebow, I watched him play in high school and will never forget it,” Addazio said to Jared Shanker of ESPN.com. “To me your quarterback has to have the ‘it factor,’ and I’ve never seen a guy with the ‘it factor’ more in my life. It was oozing off his uniform. I saw him put his whole team on his back and win. He was going to lead and win championships.”

There is little to dispute just how motivational and influential Tebow was to the BCS championship teams at Florida. The Heisman Trophy winner may not have been the best quarterback, but he found ways to help his team win some big games along the way. No matter what you might think about Tebow’s overall football legacy, his time at the college level will leave him as one of the all-time greats. Finding a player of that caliber is a rarity, but if Addazio and his staff can keep working and convince a player of that caliber to come to Boston College to be the next Tebow or Matt Ryan or Doug Flutie it could go a long way. Coincidentally, Flutie’s nephew, Troy, is a quarterback on the Eagles roster.

“I talk to our staff all the time about this,” Addazio said. “We got to be right about this. One of those young guys needs to be a guy that can win a championship for you. If you don’t do that, you struggle.”

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6 Responses to “All Steve Addazio wants is the next Tim Tebow at BC”
  1. shaunodame says: Jul 25, 2014 4:55 PM

    There’s only 1 Tim Tebow, he cannot be replicated. If they can however land a player with Tim’s sheer tenacity and passion that can go a LONG way for them.

    It would also open up Addazios offense quite a bit if they can find a power running QB who can operate the inverted Veer and power it up inside the tackles like Tebow and Cam did so well.

  2. tg1896 says: Jul 25, 2014 4:56 PM

    Yep, it’s officially football season. We’re talking about Tim Tebow. I wonder what Brett Favre is doing?

  3. irishlad19 says: Jul 25, 2014 5:44 PM

    I never felt Tebow got a fair trial in the NFL. His skill-set was unique, and his will to win would have been fun to watch.

  4. irishlad19 says: Jul 25, 2014 5:47 PM

    Would love to see BC come back. My wife and daughter are BC Alumna and really enjoyed the days when they beat ND –wonderful dinner time humiliation for this ND grad.

  5. gatorprof says: Jul 26, 2014 1:03 PM

    I am pretty sure that every college football coach would love to have Tim Tebow. Great player, great leader, and you don’t have to worry about him getting in trouble. There is zero downside.

  6. florida727 says: Jul 26, 2014 6:35 PM

    I’m biased, I’m a Tebow fan. Glad to see the haters stayed off the thread. What Tim did at Florida was unique and he clearly placed himself as one of the all-time great players in the history of college football. I agree with an above post, I think he could have panned out in the NFL if given the chance. You simply can’t be that great at the D1 collegiate level and not at least have an impact at the next level.

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